2013: The Year in Review

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Happy 2014!

Another year comes and goes…seems like each one passes faster than the one before, doesn’t it? That question is rhetorical, I’m not actually looking for a response there.

If you read my last blog, then you know about the two most significant shows I played in 2013 – the Jess & Zeb 10 Year Anniversary, and the Brick House reunion at the Dover Brickhouse. Both shows went every bit as well as I could have imagined. Still working on getting videos up, so keep checking back for those. Without going into boring details, suffice to say there are technical difficulties with the footage from both performances.

There was a great turnout for the J&Z show, and the second set with the full band was absolutely awesome. It’s something we definitely plan on doing again. Not that there was anything wrong with the first set as a duo, but that’s how we’ve been performing together since 2013, so having drums, bass, and keyboards playing with us was an exciting change of pace.

The Brick House reunion was a great trip down memory lane. This was our first reunion show since 2004, and over 13 years after we disbanded in 1999, but we still managed to completely sell out the room. It’s nice to be remembered, and it’s especially rewarding given that all our music was original. We saw so many familiar faces in the audience of people who were devoted regulars at our shows in the ’90s, so in a way, this wasn’t just a reunion for Brick House the band, but also for the Brick House “community”.

I had plenty of other great musical experiences in 2013 as well – all of the other Brute Squad, Jess & Zeb, Zeb Cruikshank Band, and solo acoustic shows, and New Year’s Eve gig in NH with legendary local band Truffle, wedding reception gigs, fun outdoor summer shows, even a church gig in there. So what’s in store for 2014? Well…I’m not entirely sure yet. I have some ideas that I’m hoping will turn into something, but I don’t want to jinx them by posting them on the internet prematurely, so you’ll just have to wait and see!

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